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Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

Last season, Alabama broke into the NCAA tournament field despite 15 losses and a losing record in SEC play. What put the Crimson Tide over the top was playing the nation’s third-toughest schedule as measured by RPI. And once again the schedule will pack a punch, although that comes mostly from a loaded SEC slate this time around.

Previews 2018: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

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Previews 2018: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

Jim McElwain just couldn’t hang on, and the Gators finally moved on from him to Dan Mullen; Most were expecting an improvement in Kirby Smart’s second season; not so many were expecting Georgia to be a blown coverage away from a national championship; If ever an upcoming season felt like a season of change, Kentucky’s 2018 year is beginning to take on that characteristic.

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Florida 73, Alabama 52: Wheels coming off at the wrong time

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 27, 2018 Alabama missed 19 consecutive field goal attempts during a brutal first half and put its NCAA tournament hopes in severe jeopardy with a 73-52 blowout loss to Florida at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: Nothing kills a bad product faster than good marketing. And Avery […]

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Crimson Tide must get defense refocused in Florida rematch

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 27, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (17-12, 8-8 SEC) vs. Florida (18-11, 9-7) – Today, 6 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPN Who to watch: Collin Sexton. If all goes according to his plan – and Bama’s – this will be Sexton’s last game in Tuscaloosa. For his home finale […]

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Bama must shake off old history, recent struggles in Gator country

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 3, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (14-8, 5-4) at No. 23 Florida (15-7, 6-3) – Today 3 p.m. Central, O’Connell Center, ESPN Who to watch: Donta Hall. Far and away Bama’s most experienced player, Hall got thrown off track by Missouri’s athletic big men, shooting just 2-for-5 from the […]

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2017-18 Basketball Preview: A promising script gets a last-minute rewrite

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Nov. 8, 2017 The closer Alabama basketball gets to tipping off the season, the less clear it is what kind of team Avery Johnson will be able to put on the floor. Expectations have been soaring in Tuscaloosa ever since Johnson signed a Top 5 recruiting class last fall. But […]

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No choice for SEC ADs other than to be patient

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No choice for SEC ADs other than to be patient

As Sunday rolled along and the sports world tried to figure out whether Florida’s Jim McElwain had been fired or not (he had), the focus of the day suddenly turned to the SEC’s coaching carousel. And this is October…

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Previews 2017: Top 25 and projected SEC standings

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Previews 2017: Top 25 and projected SEC standings

Projected 2017 SEC standings and Preseason Top 25. Once again, the biggest challenges will come in conference title games, playoffs.

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Florida 80, Alabama 67: Physical Gators shove Tide out of win column

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 10, 2017 Alabama rallied from an 18-point deficit and took a surprising second-half lead on No. 23 Florida but was undermined by turnovers and rancid free throw shooting in an 80-67 loss at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: Bama’s backcourt needs to grow up and grow stronger. […]

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Alabama hoops faces tall task against No. 23 Gators

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 10, 2017 Where to watch: No. 23 Florida (12-3, 3-0) at Alabama (9-5, 2-0) – Today 8 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPNU Who to watch: Donta Hall. The sophomore center is in danger of falling out of the starting lineup, particularly given the improved play of senior Jimmie Taylor, […]

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